At a glance: Girls basketball state regional games

Below are capsules for upcoming state regional basketball games involving local girls teams. The numbers indicate each team’s seeding among the 16 squads that have qualified for regional play in that classification.


No. 2 Eastlake (21-2) vs. No. 7 Lake Stevens (19-3)

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bellevue College

Implications: winner to quarterfinals; loser to first round

About the Wolves: University of Idaho-bound senior point guard Gina Marxen provides 11 points, 6.5 assists and five rebounds per game, spearheading a high-scoring Eastlake offense that averages 66.9 points per contest. The Wolves claimed the KingCo 4A regular-season crown and have won 20 of their 23 games by double digits. Eastlake’s only two losses were to Woodinville, which is seeded fifth in the state tournament. The Wolves are making their third consecutive state appearance.

About the Vikings: Lake Stevens is led by the dynamic duo of senior post Kylee Griffen and sophomore guard Raigan Reed. Griffen, a Gonzaga University signee who is ranked among ESPN’s top 100 senior recruits, averages 21 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Reed adds 15.6 points per game for the Vikings, who claimed both the Wesco 4A and Northwest District titles. Lake Stevens is headed to state for the first time since its 2013 semifinal trip, which capped a run of seven state appearances in eight seasons.

No. 12 Lewis and Clark (15-8) vs. No. 13 Glacier Peak (16-7)

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: West Valley H.S. (Spokane)

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Tigers: Lewis and Clark is making its first state appearance since winning four 4A state titles in six seasons from 2006 to 2011. Junior forward Jacinta Buckley averages 15.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, while junior Dominique Arquette adds 11.6 points per contest. The Tigers have faced a challenging schedule that includes three losses to unbeaten and 4A top-seeded Central Valley, along with defeats to 4A No. 2 seed Eastlake and Idaho 5A state champion Post Falls.

About the Grizzlies: After graduating three NCAA Division I players from last year’s 4A state runner-up squad, Glacier Peak is making its seventh state regional appearance in eight seasons. Junior Alexyss Newman leads the Grizzlies with 15 points per game, followed by senior Abbie Juozapaitis with 14. Six of Glacier Peak’s seven losses came to state-tournament teams, including three defeats to Wesco 4A champion Lake Stevens.


No. 10 Stanwood (16-6) vs. No. 15 Lynnwood (15-10)

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Jackson H.S.

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Spartans: Coming off the program’s first district title since the 1990s, Stanwood is making its fourth state regional appearnace in seven seasons. The high-scoring Spartans average 62.5 points per game and feature four players who score in double figures. Seattle Pacific University-bound senior Ashley Alter leads Stanwood with 16.5 points per game, followed by junior Madison Chisman (12.3 points), senior Kaitlin Larson (11.8) and senior Jillian Heichel (11.8). Stanwood reached the state quarterfinals last season for the first time since 1998.

About the Royals: After a 6-7 start, Lynnwood has won nine of its last 12 games and placed third in the 3A Northwest District tournament to earn the program’s eighth state berth in nine seasons. The youth-laden Royals are led by sophomore guard Nakia Boston, who averages 16.5 points per game. Sophomore Amayah Kirkman (12.7 points) and senior Rachel Walsh (11.7) also average in double figures for Lynnwood, which has claimed four consecutive state trophies.

No. 12 Cleveland (16-6) vs. No. 13 Shorecrest (16-7)

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Bellevue College

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Eagles: Cleveland is coming off an underdog run to the Metro League tournament title and a second-place finish in the SeaKing District tournament. The Eagles have won 11 of their last 13 games, including postseason victories over three of the top six seeds in the 3A state tournament. Cleveland, which claimed three state titles in five seasons from 2010 to 2014, is back in the state regionals after a two-year hiatus. The Eagles are coached by Jamie Reed, a former University of Washington standout and Seattle Storm guard.

About the Scots: Shorecrest finished in a three-way tie for third place in Wesco 3A and placed second in the Northwest District tournament. The Scots are led by senior center Julia Strand, who returned to the court this season after missing nearly all of last year with a knee injury. Shorecrest won the 2A state title in 2016, but didn’t qualify for state last season after moving to 3A.


No. 4 Port Angeles (20-4) vs. No. 5 Archbishop Murphy (21-2)

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Mount Tahoma H.S. (Tacoma)

Implications: winner to quarterfinals; loser to first round

About the Roughriders: Port Angeles claimed the Olympic League 2A regular-season crown and rattled off 14 consecutive wins before falling to White River in the West Central District title game. The Roughriders allow just 35.8 points per game and are led by freshman point guard Emilia Long, who averages 12 points per contest. Port Angeles is making its seventh state regional appearance in eight seasons.

About the Wildcats: Archbishop Murphy, which cruised to the Cascade Conference title, averages 62.4 points per game and allows just 31.3. Junior guard Emily Rodabaugh scores a team-high 15.2 points per game, leading a balanced attack of six Wildcats who average at least seven points per contest. Archbishop Murphy is seeking its second consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals.

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No. 9 Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls (14-10) vs. No. 16 King’s (15-11)

When: 6 p.m. Friday

Where: Medical Lake H.S.

Implications: winner to first round; loser out

About the Eagles: Lakeside beat Cashmere in a loser-out crossover game to earn the program’s first trip to the state regionals since 2011.

About the Knights: King’s has won five consecutive games — including four elimination contests — since losing its district-tournament opener. The Knights are making their 13th consecutive state appearance, and their 19th in the past 20 seasons.

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